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Nov 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
have the votes to win. >> his rival, mitt romney is off to the polls, and then bet -- back to the campaign trail for one final push. >> we are going to steer this country back on to a course that will help the american people have a brighter future. >> and taking a spin back in time, tonight, we will show you how the competitors have stacked up over the years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere are around the globe. election day is finally here and across the huge country, people are finally casting their ballots. today, neither candidate was taking any chances, mounted a last-minute effort to get us support at the polls. -- to get the best support at the polls. >> this is america, a democracy. this is what it is all about. >> will he stay in power for another four years or be rejected after one term? the president is checking to make sure there is no backsliding from supporters. >> we feel confident that we will win, but it will determine on voter turnout. -- be determined by voter turnout. i would encourage everyone to participate in this
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the reaction for us. >> the voter in the state of ohio -- >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs and this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> new jobs were created in america in october. 171,000 of them, many in health care, retail and business services. many more people returned to the workforce, possibly a sign of economic optimism. but still these are not numbers to excite a tired and skittish electorate. mitt romney, campaigning in wisconsin, trying to erode mr. obama's support in the midwest. he took the job's numbers as support for the central plank of his campaign, but the u.s. economy has failed to recover. >> he said he was going to focus on creating jobs. instead he focused on obamacare, which killed jobs. he said he was going to cut
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
romney, traveled to four states to make his final pitch for a change in the white house. >> you hoped that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together and to solve problem. he hasn't. i will. >> and if you live here, the election is secondary. a week after sandy blew through in new york neighborhood, it's still waiting for help. welcome to our viewers on public television in america. and also around the globe. for those of you despairing that this presidential election has gone on far too long, good news. it's almost over. the final day of campaigning saw the candidates flying across the country in a last bid for votes. tonight we have comprehensive coverage of how the campaign looks at the very end. the bbc north american editor has been with the obama campaign in wisconsin. he starts our coverage. >> win or lose, it's the last time he'll campaign to save his job. he's chriscrossed a disenchanted nation, traveling 8,000 miles in three days. cajoling voters for giving him another chance. bruce springsteen add as final push. he adds more than star power with s
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
the votes come in. mr. obama has won 303 alike toro college of votes. mr. romney had 260. for the popular vote, president obama had 50.1%. nit romney hadn't 48.3%. -- mitt romney had 48.3%. we go to chicago for the obama victory. >> this is what the three looks like, a moment of it -- what victory looks like, a moment of triumph. it is not near happiness. it is a dream and the man who embodies it. barack obama savored the moment. he became the first black american to win a second term. he basked in the pride of his wife and daughters. he said alexian's can be small and silly but this was big and important. vice whether i have earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you, and you have made me a better president. with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and inspired than ever. >> victory was delivered by a reagan and now latino vote. -- was delivered by a latino vote. >> i believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea if you are willing to work hard, it does not matter who you are or what you look like or who y
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
yesterday. his opponent mitt romney is in virginia. with the election just five days away, cautiously, politicians are moving on. >> he used to make the space where he would scrunch up his face -- >> but others never will. she lost her son to the storm. jacob was 23. he and a friend were crushed by falling tree. >> he kept calling me every 20 minutes, and finally, -- i kept calling him every 20 minutes, and finally, a man answered his phone, and i asked who he was. he said he was detective simon, and i asked where my son was, and he asked my address, said he wanted to come to my apartment. >> the lights are out. the power gone. in manhattan alone, 750,000 people are without electricity. every day that passes, businesses are losing money. >> i have never seen anything like it. look at this. what a mess. >> do you have power? >> do i have power? no, i am in the dark. >> there is one ray of light, and it is underground. the new york subway began offering restricted service this morning, allowing some commuters to take their usual journey, but it will be many months before familiar everyd
Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> but mr. romney pitched himself as a businessman who could get things fixed, get the american economy moving again. why was that not a message that resonated as much? >> that is a great question. there is a strong argument about which one of these guys really understood what working and middle-class americans were going through. when mr. romney, talked about job creators, most americans, according to a survey that we did just at my firm, not the obama campaign leading into the election, the majority of americans thought he was talking about large corporate businesses, not small businesses who are the engine of job creation. but more importantly, more people felt that mr. obama would fight for the middle-class as opposed to governor romney. and this was because of the policies he was offering, investing in education to make college more affordable. these things reflect the value of of -- the values of american people and where they want this country to go. >> you made it sound like it was a faitaccompli -- s acompli. was there a way debbie mehserle is not getting through in a way that
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
for governor romney, investors thought he might be able to shop congress, surprised the situation back into alignment. the president has to bring both sides together and have talked going to an off site meeting somewhere and having a more bipartisan cabinet collected in order to bring unity. but he has to do something surprising. >> this is a self-inflicted wound, isn't it? >> absolutely. the compromises that we made to raise the debt ceiling over a year ago, they are coming back to haunt us. congress knew when these measures were passed that there would be a day of reckoning and it is here. dodge the u.s. isn't the only country dealing with economic challenges, china's financial growth is the envy of the world. the outgoing leaders have warned that unless the challenge of corruption is addressed, the consequences could be dire. the party is considering to declare all their financial assets in response to public outrage. >> from outside, it looks solid as a rock. inside, the czech communist party might be corroding. the absolute power over 1 billion people, riddled with corruption. >>
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